There are lessons everywhere if you’re willing to look for them. I’m always on the look out for things to learn from. I am as grateful for the challenges as I am for the triumphs. Here are some of the lessons life has been teaching me lately. If you’re like me and you actively seek learning opportunities in everything you do you might find these life growth lessons interesting. Please share when you’re done.
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1. Nobody Is Going To Come And Save You
As much as it can seem like a negative thing, I see self-reliance as a blessing. I appreciate the fact that I have the ability to take responsibility for my self. My actions and results are based on my effort. I have nobody to ask for permission or wait on for action or results. So what are we waiting for? I’d say that means it’s game on.
2. Parenting Teaches The Greatest Lessons
My kids make me want to be the greatest version of myself. When I’m with them I’m constantly looking for ways to improve myself or our situation. They inspire me (whether they know it or not) to greatness. Every day, since they were born, has had the steepest of learning curves and I appreciate each and every one of the lessons that parenting has to offer me.
3. The Default Setting Is Mediocrity
Life does a very good job of setting your default by filling your schedule with mundane tasks if you let it. It’s time to take back control by setting your own priorities and making sure you stick to them, I dare you to create yourself a new normal and make it epic.
4. Self Belief Is Paramount
You need to believe in yourself and set the example of how you want the world to treat you. Stop doubting yourself and go play that epic game. It starts here. If you don’t believe in yourself, not many others will either.
5. You Don’t Need All Of That Crappy Stuff
The older we get, the more we need to step back and take a good honest look at all the stuff we’ve accumulated over the years. How much of it do you really need? I’m guessing based on experience that it’s less than 25%. when I decluttered my life I freed myself up to have better and more fulfilling life experiences and I wouldn’t go back to the mountain of stuff if you paid me.
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6. Isolation Is A Gift
I’m a person who craves solitude and I use it to recharge my batteries. Some people think they need to be around people 24/7 but I’d like to challenge them to find more silent moments in the day to be alone with yourself, your thoughts and your feelings. When you are able to stop and take notice you will be better equipped to deal with the emotions that might be holding you back in life.
7. Programming Is all Around Us
How much of what you think you know is actually true and how much of it is a societally imposed opinion. I’m just going to leave that there.
8. Not Everyone Is Meant To Understand Your Journey
When you get this, it’s totally freeing and liberating. You can ditch the constant worry about what anybody else will think of your thoughts, feelings, and actions or inaction and just get on with the business of being the wonderful person you were put on this earth to be. Starting today, people please no more.
9. No Is A Full Sentence
Free up more time for your new priorities by practising saying no to more of the things that no longer serve you in your life. No explanation, just No.
10. There Is Treasure In Travel
Travel is another hugely educational and totally underutilised tool at pretty much everyone’s disposal. Stop making excuses about time and money. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate journey. You can start by just taking a road trip on the weekend.
11. The World Needs Your Unique Brand of Awesome
You were put on the earth a totally original copy. There’s no-one else like you on the planet and guess what, only you can deliver the gifts you came to deliver. Are you busy making your contribution to the world count or not? If not, why not? Don’t know what it is? Then it’s time to try more things to enrich your life. May I suggest you get on it ASAP?
12. Learn The Lesson Or Prepare To Repeat It.
Life will point things out time again and again until you get the lessons it’s trying to teach. So maybe it’s time to stop and take stock of what those lessons are that life keeps smacking you in the face with and start moving towards a happier more fulfilling life.
I hope you enjoyed this post. What life growth lessons are you currently learning that you want to share? Post them in the comments below and share this post with your favourite passionate purposeful parents.